Ali Edward‘s “Magic” Story Kit was perfect for documenting our family’s first visit with T following his 30 day induction into RMA. We weren’t able to visit during the first month of school, so the ROC graduation was a huge event. The Magic Story Kit included a story screen and paint, the plastic word “Magic”, words & phrases, chipboard sentiments and letter stickers and various 4×6 and 3×4 cards. Each month, the Story Kit is a little different.
For this album, I decided to use lots of full size 8.5×11 photos. On the first photo memorializing this event, I used the plastic magic word and a chipboard word phrase. That was it. That was really all that was needed. (Notice the Cadet in the background doing push-ups. Didn’t realize he was in the shot until later – but what a perfect addition!)
The next page is 5×11, and I used the screen and ink, along with some stars and a word phrase. Again – simple, simple simple. I really want the photos and the journaling to tell the story.
Next I included some photos of the actual ROC parade and T receiving his Cadet pins/rank. I used the letter stickers to identify the company to which T belonged, and chipboard and word phrases instead of a title and journaling.
Love, love, love these chipboard and word phrases. A different variety is usually included in each Story Kit. They’re perfect for adding something extra and a little special to the story.
We were just so proud of him, we almost couldn’t stand it!
For the next layout, I used Ali’s Click Story Kit. This kit included the plastic word “Click”, a wooden camera template, a chipboard set, word & phrase stickers, cards and a set of alphabet stickers. Plus a template designed by guest storyteller, Cathy Zielske. It was fun to use the plastic word Click on this page – due to the double meaning. “Click” as in taking a picture and “Click” as in friendship chemistry.
For this next page, I used a chipboard word and 3×4 card from the Story Kits, but the focus was more on the photos and journaling with the help of one of Cathy Zielske’s layout templates. Templates really help make page layouts easy. Especially when you’re already trying to figure out how to use your photos and words. I tend to use them more and more.
To finish out this story about Homecoming & Parents’ Weekend, I used a multi-pocket page and let the photos speak for themselves.